U17s meet Hungary in second Buk encounter...03/09/2015
Ireland Under 17 Head Coach Tom Mohan intends to provide opportunity to the remainder of his twenty strong squad when his side take on hosts Hungary in their second friendly meeting set for the same Buk venue at 10 am on Thursday morning.
U17 Women lose to Scotland in Edinburgh...02/09/2015
Our Under 17 Women guided by new Head Coach Dave Bell this evening met their Scottish counterparts in the first of a pair of international contests to be played at Ainslie Park in Edinburgh. Ireland suffered a three nil defeat tonight and will seek improvement in the second encounter which will take place on Friday afternoon at 12.30pm.
Ireland complete NTC session before Faro departure...02/09/2015
Ireland completed their third day of training at the new National Centre with only Paul McShane missing out with a slight injury knock. A final squad of twenty three, meaning five further casualties, is set to depart for Faro on Thursday morning.
U21s prepare for European Championship at Gigg Lane...02/09/2015
Head Coach Noel King and his Ireland U21 squad prepare for their European Championship encounter in Andorra on Tuesday the 8th September 2015 with a friendly contest against the Qatar U23 side at Gigg Lane, Bury on Friday evening with kick-off set for 6pm.
Senior preparation continues apace at NTC...01/09/2015
Save for the missing Jon Walters, our full senior squad completed a much more robust training session at the new FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown this Tuesday morning. The anticipated transfer of Walters did not take place and he has this evening linked up with the squad.
D-Day for UK summer transfers
The current UK transfer window opened on the 1st July 2015 and concluded at 6pm this afternoon, Tuesday the 1st September 2015. Eight of our current senior international squad had already switched clubs and speculation surrounding Jonathan Walters came to nothing.
Crucial Airtricity League contest on Tuesday evening...01/09/2015
Current league leaders Dundalk defeated third place Shamrock Rovers by two goals to nil at Oriel Park in their re-arranged Airtricity League Premier Division match in front of the live Setanta Ireland cameras this evening. The 'Hoops' diminishing hopes of a title challenge are all but extinguished by their failure to secure victory tonight.
U17s go down to Hungary in Buk this afternoon...01/09/2015
Ireland Under 17 Head Coach Tom Mohan took a twenty strong squad to Hungary where Ireland went down to a two nil defeat by their hosts in the first of two friendly contests in Buk this Tuesday afternoon. The second encounter is set for the same venue at 10 am on Thursday morning.
Squad complete first Abbotstown training session...31/08/2015
The Ireland senior squad completed their first training session at the new FAI National Training Centre in Abbotstown this morning. Kevin Doyle, who scored for Colorado Rapids last night, and Jon Walters, the subject of an anticipated transfer, have not yet linked up with the squad.
Mounting Irish contingent with the 'Shrimpers'...31/08/2015
Current Ireland U21 player Glen Rea has joined Southend United of the First Division on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion. His arrival brings to eight, the number of Irish involved at first team level with the 'Shrimpers'. Noel Hunt, Stephen McLoughlin and Dave Mooney signed during the summer, joining Cian Bolger, Gary Deegan, Michael Timlin and Assistant Manager Graham Coughlan. Rea made his debut in their two all draw at Coventry City this evening with Hunt and Mooney finding the net. Rea will join up with the Ireland U21 squad which plays Qatar U23 in a friendly at Gigg Lane, Bury at 6pm on Friday evening before travelling to face Andorra in a UEFA qualifier at 4pm on Tuesday afternoon.
More Airtricity League action on Monday evening...31/08/2015
The re-arranged Airtricity League Premier Division contest between Cork City and St Patrick's Athletic, originally postponed because of European commitments, took place in Turner's Cross this evening and saw the hosts run out comfortable three one winners.
Martin O'Neill reduces squad to twenty eight...30/08/2015
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has reduced his provisional squad of thirty seven to twenty eight for the upcoming EURO 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Georgia. Uncapped duo Eunan O'Kane and Adam Rooney have survived the cut and the squad will assemble in Dublin on Sunday evening before training for the first time at the new National Training Centre in Abbotstown on Monday morning.
Irish set for Sunday afternoon Premier League action...30/08/2015
The Premier League meeting of Southampton and Norwich City on Sunday afternoon saw the host's Ireland striker Shane Long remain on the substitute bench while the visiting 'Canaries' duo Robbie Brady and Wes Hoolihan were both in the starting eleven. Hoolihan was sacrificed after thirty minutes following the sending off of a defensive colleague and his side went on to suffer a three nil defeat.
More Airtricity League action on Saturday evening...29/08/2015
There were two Airtricity League Premier Division contests played this evening with Longford Town defeating visitors Bray Wanderers with the only goal in City Calling Stadium while Sligo Rovers held Shamrock Rovers to a one all draw in the Showgrounds.
Premier League action on Saturday afternoon...29/08/2015
With Martin O'Neill set to trim his Republic of Ireland international squad on Sunday afternoon, much interest focussed on those provisional squad members, and some who were not selected, in Premier League action this afternoon. Aston Villa (Ciaran Clark, Mark Bunn) played out a two all draw with visitors Sunderland (John O'Shea) while AFC Bournemouth (Eunan O'Kane) also drew, one each, with Leicester City at the Vitality Stadium. Stoke City (Glenn Whelan, Marc Wilson (S63!), Shay Given, Stephen Ireland (S81!) went down to a one nil home defeat by West Bromwich Albion (James McClean -63!) while Everton (Seamus Coleman, James McCarthy) played out a scoreless draw at Tottenham Hotspur.
English Championship action on Saturday afternoon...29/08/2015
The Championship continued on Saturday afternoon with several Ireland Provisional Squad members in action. Brentford (Alan Judge) lost by three goals to one against visitors Reading (Paul McShane, Stephen Quinn, Simon Cox - unused) while Hull City (David Meyler) defeated visitors Preston North End (Alan Browne (S70!) by two goals to nil. Mick McCarthy's Ipswich Town (David McGoldrick - S46!, goal 65!pen) went down by three goals to two at home to Chris Hughton's Brighton & Hove Albion. Derby County (Richard Keogh, Jeff Hendrick) went down to a two defeat at home to Leeds United in the early kick-off.
Airtricity League resumes on Friday evening...28/08/2015
Following last weekend's break for cup action, the Airtricity League Premier Division resumed this evening with Bohemian holding leaders Dundalk to a two all draw in Dalymount Park while second place Cork City scored the only goal to defeat visitors Galway United in Turner's Cross. United Park hosted the relegation contest which saw Drogheda United defeated four one by visitors Limerick. St Patrick's Athletic suffered further disappointment following their cup exit of last week when they lost to the only goal from visitors Derry City in Richmond Park.
Friday evening Championship action...28/08/2015
Ireland manager Martin O'Neill is reported by the Association to have been a visitor to Ewood Park this Friday evening where Blackburn Rovers played out a scoreless draw with near neighbours Bolton Wanderers in the Championship. The viewing target was likely to be hosts centre back Shane Duffy who performed with reasonable assuredness.
Thursday night play-off in the UEFA Europa League...27/08/2015
Ireland striker Shane Long was a late substitute for Southampton who travelled to Denmark and lost to the only goal from FC Midtjylland in the second leg of the play-off round in the Europa League to exit the competition having played out a one all draw in the home leg.
Capital One Cup second round action this evening...26/08/2015
The remaining tie in the second round of the Capital One Cup between League One side Barnsley and Everton took place at Oakwell this evening. The match went to extra-time with the Premier League side eventually progressing by five goals to three. The hosts included midfielder Conor Hourihane in their starting eleven while U21 striker Conor Wilkinson, on loan from Bolton Wanderers, was introduced from the bench just before the end of normal time. Another loanee, eighteen year old Dan Crowley from Arsenal, was also in the starting eleven and scored the hosts third goal. Everton included Aiden McGeady in their starting eleven but he was withdrawn at half-time while James McCarthy was introduced from the substitute bench for the final ten minutes of extra-time.
Tuesday evening in the Capital One Cup second round...25/08/2015
The opening ties in the second round of the Capital One Cup took place this evening with several of our provisional international squad members involved. Qualified goalkeeper Mark Bunn started alongside Jack Grealish for Aston Villa who triumphed five three in extra-time against Notts County for whom former Villa junior Graham Burke was a scorer. Under 21 candidate Bradley Garmston started and John Egan was a late substitute for Gillingham who lost by two goals to nil at Birmingham City. Eighteen year old Adam McDonnell started alongside David McGoldrick, who scored, and Jay Tabb in the Ipswich Town side which prevailed by four goals to one after extra-time against Doncaster Rovers. Stoke City included Shay Given, Marc Wilson, Stephen Ireland and Jon Walters in their starting eleven at Luton Town who had Mark O'Brien in action. The contest finished one each after extra-time with Walters scoring for Stoke, who eventually went through by eight goals to seven in the penalty shoot-out with Walters and Wilson both successful. U21 midfielder Alan Browne started for Preston North End who defeated visitors Watford for whom Conor Smith started with Tommie Hoban an unused substitute.
Array of youthful Irish talent at the Madejski tonight...24/08/2015
This evening's U21 Premier League contest between Reading and Liverpool at the Madejski Stadium saw a whole array of Irish talent, all eligible for our U21 international side. The hosts had Sean Long, Pierce Sweeney and Shane Griffin in defence while Conor Shaughnessy started in midfield with Liam Kelly introduced as a second half substitute. The visitors had nineteen year old centre back Dan Cleary together with midfielder Alex O'Hanlon in their starting eleven as they went down to a two one defeat.
FAI Cup quarter-final draw made this afternoon...23/08/2015
The draw for the quarter-finals of the 2015 Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup was made this afternoon. Tie of the round is the clash of Derry City and Cork City in the Brandywell while Premier Division front runners Dundalk have been drawn at home to Sligo Rovers. Premier Division Bray Wanderers will host non-league side Killester United while Longford Town will host the winners of Monday night's replay between Athlone Town and the other surviving non-league side Sheriff YC.
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